Ralph Bland's fifth novel, LONG LONG TIME, introduces readers to Harry Allen,
high school and college basketball star, child of the 60s, observer of life,
wastrel, wild man, and worshipper of women, especially the lost ethereal woman
of his dreams, Yvonne. During the course of the story Harry takes the reader
on a wild rambunctious journey from the Cuban Missile Crisis to Post-911,
offering his take on what makes the world go around (and possibly end any
minute) through his Tennessee-tinted glasses that see life as only he
envisions it. It is only until he begins dealing with death and his own
mortality that Harry starts learning what all this ruckus he’s been in the
middle of for so many years has been all about.
Available at Amazon, East Side Story, and Wandering Sage Press.
BRIGHT RED DEVIL (2014)